Most motorcycle accidents are caused by motorists who choose to not pay attention to the roadway and then drive into the path of the motorcyclist or moped rider. These same motorists often report that they “didn’t see the motorcyclist” or that the motorcyclist “must have been speeding” because they didn’t see them.
Hawaii continues to have a serious problem related to high numbers of motorcycle accidents with severe, catastrophic, or fatal injuries. The ten-year fatality rate for Hawaii stands at 1,264 deaths. Although motorcycle accidents increased across the United States, a Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) study indicated that Hawaii has a far more serious situation.
Motorcycle accidents and distracted drivers
The driver of a passenger vehicle or truck who pulls into another lane, up to a light or stop sign, or turns onto another street or highway may not notice a motorcyclist is present. The outcome of the collision often involves the motorcyclist being ejected and thrown onto the roadway and subject to a secondary impact from other vehicles.
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A motorcyclist who has been hit by another driver and sustained injury should talk to one of our personal injury lawyers. You deserve to be fully compensated for injuries caused by another motorist. Families who have lost a loved one can also seek compensation by filing a wrongful death claim. These are tragic situations and are extremely difficult for everyone. We have represented many injured people during our years in practice and we are each personally committed to assisting our clients in the pursuit of justice and full compensation. If we can help, call us today at 808-537-2525 for a free consultation.